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Looking for an earlier sign of Alzheimer’s disease

September 01, 2018

Subjective cognitive decline often appears before memory loss and other symptoms.

n0918d16207257605062Recent research suggests that the brain changes leading to Alzheimer's disease begin many years before the onset of symptoms.

Most often the disease is not diagnosed until it exists in full force, so finding earlier changes in thinking or behavior may help scientists better understand this process.

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